Dialogical Family Guidance (dfg)—Development and implementation of an intervention for families with a child with neurodevelopmental disorders

Cavonius Rintahaka Diana, Anna Liisa Aho, Billstedt Eva, Gillberg Christopher

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Abstract

Aim: To describe the development and implementation of a Dialogical Family Guidance (DFG) intervention, aimed at families with a child with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). Design: The DFG components are presented and the content of a DFG training course. Professionals' experiences after the DFG training were evaluated. Methods: Dialogical Family Guidance development phases and implementation process are examined. The Revised Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence checklist (SQUIRE 2.0) was used to provide a framework for reporting new knowledge. Results: The DFG training course seemed to increase possibilities of a more independent role as a nurse to deliver the DFG family intervention. The project showed that the use of dialogue can be difficult for some professionals. Analysis of the questionnaire completed after DFG training reported a high level of satisfaction. DFG training offered a new approach to deliver knowledge and understanding to families using dialogue, including tailored psychoeducation and emotional and practical guidance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-28
JournalNursing Open
Volume8
Issue number1
Early online date2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • dialogue
  • family
  • implementation
  • intervention
  • neurodevelopmental disorders
  • parents

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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